BME-Biomedical Engineering Courses

Courses

BME 011. Undergraduate Coop/Internship in BME. 0 Hours.

Engineering workplace experience in preparation for the student's intended career.

BME 210. Engineering in Biology. 3 Hours.

Application of engineering to the study of biology on the cellular and molecular level. Engineering solutions in genomics, proteomics, and nanotechnology to investigate cellular and molecular process.
Prerequisites: BY 123 [Min Grade: C] and PH 222 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently) and BY 210 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

BME 310. Biomaterials. 3 Hours.

Introduction to wide range of materials used for biomedical applications. Physical, chemical and mechanical properties of biomaterials.
Prerequisites: MSE 280 [Min Grade: C] and BME 210 [Min Grade: C]

BME 311. Biomaterials for Non-Majors. 3 Hours.

Wide range of materials used for biomedical applications. Physical, chemical and mechanical properties of biomaterials.
Prerequisites: MSE 280 [Min Grade: C]

BME 312. Biocomputing. 3 Hours.

Introduction to computational techniques used in biomedical engineering.
Prerequisites: (BME 150 [Min Grade: C] or EGR 150 [Min Grade: C]) and (EGR 265 [Min Grade: C] or MA 227 [Min Grade: C] and MA 252 [Min Grade: C]) and MA 260 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

BME 313. Bioinstrumentation. 3 Hours.

An introduction to instrumentation used to make biological and physiological measurements. Techniques include acquisition and analysis of bioelectric signals and several imaging modalities.
Prerequisites: EE 312 [Min Grade: C] and (MA 227 [Min Grade: C] and MA 252 [Min Grade: C] or EGR 265 [Min Grade: C])

BME 333. Biomechanics of Solids. 3 Hours.

Application of mechanics of solids principles to biomedical engineering problems; stress-strain of bone, viscoelasticity and constitutive equations of tissues, mechanics of the cell, introduction to molecular mechanics.
Prerequisites: EGR 265 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently) or MA 227 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently) and MA 252 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently) and ME 215 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

BME 340. Bioimaging. 3 Hours.

Overview of diagnostic imaging including major imaging modalities such as X-Ray/CT, Nuclear Imaging, Ultrasound, Magnetic Resonance and in vivo molecular imaging approaches. Physical principles of image formation, image interpretation and patient safety.
Prerequisites: EGR 265 [Min Grade: C] or (MA 227 [Min Grade: C] and MA 252 [Min Grade: C]) and BME 210 [Min Grade: C] and EE 312 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

BME 350. Biological Transport Phenomena. 3 Hours.

Basic mechanisms and mathematical analysis of transport processes with biological and biomedical applications. Analysis of flow, transport and reaction processes for biological fluids and biological molecules with applications towards development of artificial organs, drug delivery systems and tissue engineering products.
Prerequisites: EGR 265 [Min Grade: C] and (MA 227 [Min Grade: C] or MA 252 [Min Grade: C]) and BME 210 [Min Grade: C] and BY 409 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently) and ME 215 [Min Grade: C]

BME 401. Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering Seminar. 1 Hour.

Undergraduate seminar.

BME 408. Advanced Biological Transport Phenomena. 3 Hours.

Application of fluid mechanics in blood flow in the circulatory system; cardiovascular fluid mechanics, wall shear stress and the development of atherosclerosis, viscoelastic behavior of the arteries, non-Newtonian character of blood.
Prerequisites: BME 350 [Min Grade: C] and (CE 220 [Min Grade: C] or BME 333 [Min Grade: C])

BME 417. Engineering Analysis. 3 Hours.

Solutions to engineering problems involving ordinary and partial differential equations; Laplace transform, power series, Bessel functions, Legendre polynomials, Fourier series, Fourier integral and transform, Sturm-Liouville and separation of variables.
Prerequisites: (MA 227 [Min Grade: C] and MA 252 [Min Grade: C]) or EGR 265 [Min Grade: C]

BME 420. Implant-Tissue Interactions. 3 Hours.

An overview of implant biocompatibility including tissue histology, histopathology of implant response and the regulatory process for medical devices. Emphasis placed on ethical issues related to design, development, and implementation of biomedical implants. Ethics and Civic Responsibility are significant components of this course.
Prerequisites: BME 310 [Min Grade: C] or BME 311 [Min Grade: C]

BME 423. Living Systems Analysis. 3 Hours.

Basic concepts and techniques of measurement processing and analysis of data from living systems. Statistics, analysis of variance and regression analysis. Emphasis is placed on writing lab reports in a style similar to research papers. BME 423L must be taken concurrently.
Prerequisites: BME 312 [Min Grade: C]

BME 423L. Living Systems Analysis Laboratory. 0 Hours.

Labs include blood flow data acquisition and analysis, implant biocorrosion testing, evaluation and analysis of cell proliferation, and apoptosis. The laboratory component of BME 423 and must be taken concurrently.

BME 435. Tissue Engineering. 3 Hours.

Principles underlying strategies for regenerative medicine such as stem-cell based therapy, scaffold design, proteins or genes delivery, roles of extracellular matrix, cell-materials interactions, angiogenesis, tissue transplantation, mechanical stimulus and nanotechnology.
Prerequisites: BME 310 [Min Grade: C] or BME 311 [Min Grade: C]

BME 443. Medical Image Processing. 3 Hours.

Fundamental topics of medical image processing to practical applications using conventional computer software.
Prerequisites: EGR 265 [Min Grade: C] or (MA 227 [Min Grade: C] or MA 252 [Min Grade: C]) and PH 222 [Min Grade: C]

BME 450. Computational Neuroscience. 3 Hours.

This course examines the computational principles used by the nervous system. Topics include: biophysics of axon and synapse, sensory coding (with an emphasis on vision and audition), planning and decision-making, and synthesis of motor responses. There will be an emphasis on systems approach throughout. Homework includes simulations.
Prerequisites: BME 312 [Min Grade: C]

BME 461. Bioelectric Phenomena. 3 Hours.

Quantitative methods in electrophysiology of neural, cardiac, and skeletal muscle systems.
Prerequisites: PH 222 [Min Grade: C] and BME 312 [Min Grade: C]

BME 471. Continuum Mechanics of Solids. 3 Hours.

Matrix and tensor mathematics, fundamentals of stress, momentum principles, Cauchy and Piola-Kirchoff stress tensors, static equilibrium, invariance, measures of strain, Lagrangian and Eulerian formulations, Green and Almansi strain, deformation gradient tensor, infinitesimal strain, constitutive equations, finite strain elasticity, strain energy methods, 2-D Elasticity, Airy Method, viscoelasticity, mechanical behavior of polymers.
Prerequisites: EGR 265 [Min Grade: C] or (MA 227 [Min Grade: C] and MA 252 [Min Grade: C]) and (BME 333 [Min Grade: C] or CE 220 [Min Grade: C])

BME 475. Quantitative Biomechanics of Injury & Rehabilitation. 3 Hours.

Students will learn the material, mechanical, electrophysiological and energetic principles of human movement. Students will learn about the healthy nonimpaired system and compare to systems impaired by injury or disability for applications in rehabilitation.
Prerequisites: ME 215 [Min Grade: C]

BME 489. Undergraduate Research in Biomedical Engineering. 0 Hours.

Undergraduate research experiences in biomedical engineering.
Prerequisites: EGR 200 [Min Grade: C] or (EGR 110 [Min Grade: C] and EGR 111 [Min Grade: C]) and MA 125 [Min Grade: C] and PH 221 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

BME 490. Special Topics in Biomedical Engineering. 3 Hours.

Special Topic in Biomedical Engineering.

BME 491. Individual Study in Biomedical Engineering. 1-6 Hour.

Individual Study in Biomedical Engineering.

BME 494. Honors Research I. 1-3 Hour.

Research experiences for undergraduates enrolled in the departmental honors program. The student should write a proposal and make a presentation based on the proposal.
Prerequisites: EGR 301 [Min Grade: C]

BME 495. Honors Research II. 1-3 Hour.

Research opportunities for undergraduate students in the Biomedical Engineering Honors Program. Research areas include cardiac electrophysiology, brain imaging, biomedical implants, and tissue engineering.
Prerequisites: BME 494 [Min Grade: C]

BME 496. Biomedical Engineering Honors Seminar. 1 Hour.

Must be enrolled in an Honors Program.

BME 498. Capstone Design I Product Development. 3 Hours.

Design and development of medical-products. Through experiential learning, students go through the early phases of engineering design innovation for medical products, starting with clinical immersion to determine a critical health-care need. Engineering students work in multi-disciplinary teams that include students from the School of Business to develop design concepts for both a client-based prototype and a commercializable version. Designs take into account client needs as well as legal, regulatory, and marketing requirements. Business ethics are also covered. Emphasis is placed on communication in both oral and written format to targeted audiences.
Prerequisites: BME 310 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently) and BME 312 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently) and BME 313 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently) and BME 333 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

BME 498L. Senior Design and Product Development Laboratory. 0 Hours.

Lab component for BME 498 Senior Design Product Development. Laboratory activities include break-out sessions for team discussions (Problem definition and brainstorming of solutions), training and use of computer design software (Creo, CES Edupak, ABAQUS), and machine shop training for prototype development. Must be taken concurrently with BME 498.

BME 499. Capstone Design II. 3 Hours.

Capstone design project; a continuation of BME 498. Through experiential learning, student teams consisting of engineering and business students complete the engineering design process for their client-based prototype incorporating engineering standards and realistic constraints. Student teams develop a business plan to present to potential business partners and product development teams from established companies. Additional skills learned in this part of the design process include: development of business proposals, project planning and scheduling, project execution and resource scheduling, communication of design, and interim and final design reviews. Emphasis is placed on communication of design and design justification in both an oral and written format to targeted audiences.
Prerequisites: BME 498 [Min Grade: C] and ME 102 [Min Grade: C]

BME 499L. Capstone Design II Lab. 0 Hours.

Exposure to engineering skills common to all senior design projects. Students working in teams solicit input from clinents and instructions. The laboratory component of BME 499 and must be taken concurrently.